Mental Health in Schools

Last school year, 199 Philadelphia students were victims of gun violence, and 33 died.
The Cherry Creek School District built the new facility in Aurora with $19 million in voter-approved bond funding.
The federal grant, known as Project AWARE, will support Newark in promoting healthy social and emotional learning environments and prevent violence in schools.
‘When students who have untreated behavioral health issues do not receive support and intervention, they find other ways of dealing with those feelings,’ said Alycia Meriweather, deputy superintendent for the Detroit school district.
A new study lays bare the realities of gun violence in Chicago.
Leah Williamson, a school social worker, said her students don’t “come from white picket fences, unicorns, and glitter, and do not want to be treated as [if] they do.”
Students’ need for mental health services is growing, but some conservative activist parents don’t think schools have a big part to play.
Memphis students return to classes for a new school year that could turn out to be pivotal.
Bronx student Zainab Kuta explores school cell phone policies for the Miseducation podcast from The Bell, which trains NYC high school students in audio journalism.
NYC social workers say they are dealing with more extreme cases of school refusal, fueled in part by an alarming rise in suicidal ideation.
To counter the stereotype that Black students should simply ‘suck it up’ in response to trauma, a New Jersey school district is trying a peer mentoring program.
Educators at the Harbor School are working hard to turn summer school into something students can feel proud of and look forward to.
Bronx student Jose Santana explores school start times on the Miseducation podcast from The Bell, which trains New York City high school students in audio journalism.
A proposed pilot project by the Denver City Council would provide a staffer and mobile resources to 6 high schools and 2 middle schools.
The health centers in 12 schools are intended to curb student absenteeism and provide families with critical and convenient resources.
NYC officials announced a budget agreement that restores funding to a slew of programs that were on the chopping block.
Advocates want the mayor to restore funding for the Mental Health Continuum, a program that gives students easier access to counselors.
The new document updates guidance from 2015, providing information about newer state laws barring student discrimination based on gender identity.
Nearly half the states fund school-based health centers. Yet keeping them open is a constant challenge, and some want Congress to do more.
Some schools aren’t accurately reporting data about what’s supposed to be a last resort to protect the safety of students and others.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools is the state’s first to take Facebook, TikTok, and others to court.
Teachers and parents raised concerns about the DESSA, a social-emotional learning tool that schools began using last year.
THE CITY and Chalkbeat hosted a session at Brooklyn’s Central Library about how to get appropriate mental health support for kids in NYC public schools.
When Mrs. D first told me she wanted to meet with my daughter, I was filled with wrongheaded ideas about what a school social worker does.
“It’s a huge, complex system, and it’d be naive to think one piece of legislation is going to fix everything,” one state official said.
A single facility school serves all of Colorado’s Western Slope, while rural schools struggle to hire skilled staff. Some children have to cross mountain ranges to get an education.
We’re preparing young people for the past, and students feel the disconnect.
The school aid budgets from both chambers would invest more heavily in helping students get back on track academically and mentally.
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